Thursday, October 4, 2018
10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Open House
Guided Group Tours at 10, 11 and 12

2801 SW Campus Way

Starting at the East Greenhouse office, choose to explore the East and West Agricultural Greenhouses either as part of a guided tour, or explore on your own. Learn about the projects that happen here, and the history of these buildings first constructed in 1928. 

Meet faculty and student reseachers such as Steven Stauss who runs the Forest Biotechnology Laboratory where they use modern plant biotechnologies—both genomics and genetic engineering—to help create environmentally sustainable biotechnologies to aid in production of tree crops, including for renewable energy, wood, paper, ornamentals, and fruit.  In addition, they use DNA methods for basic research to help understand the physiology and evolution of trees. They work in interdisciplinary teams to teach about biotechnology in relation to society, and to inform the development of regulations that nurture both innovation and the safe use of genetically engineered plants in forests and farms.

For event questions or accommodation requests, please contact Shelly Signs, (541) 737-0724 or

The Oregon State University research greenhouses are part of the College of Agricultural Sciences – Agricultural Experiment Station (CAS\AES). The management of the East and West Greenhouses is done by the Greenhouse Operations (GOPS) unit which reports directly to the CAS Deans office.

East Greenhouse is located at 2801 SW Campus Way on the northwest corner of the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis. The facility was built in 1927 by Thompson's Horticultural Works of Portland, Oregon. Currently the greenhouses serve as a facility for Resident Instruction, Graduate Research and Sponsored Research. It consists of 19 glass greenhouse sections covering 25,500 sq.ft of growing space.

West Greenhouse is located at 3201 SW Campus Way on the northwest corner of the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis. The West Greenhouse, also built by Thompson's Horticultural Works, was erected in eight stages from 1948 through 1966. The facility consists of 72 glass rooms, 58 fixed roof lab or head house rooms and covers an approximate area of 93,000 sq.ft .  West Greenhouse section 5 (3,240 sq.ft.) was added in 1997.